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AQUABAY

 

70' Luxury Sports Yacht Wedding Cruises

Aquabay yacht is a 70' Italian style sports yacht designed specifically with the Australian charter market in mind. Its sleek style and luxury feel make it a desirable vessel for any cruise occasion, particularly for Sydney Harbour Wedding Charters in mind. With many features you'd normally only see on a much larger vessel, Aquabay yacht is the perfect water venue for special Wedding Cruise event.


  Refundable Booking
  •   COVID-19 infection, isolation and family illness, see details
  •   Illness, accident, injury
  •   Transport issues
  •   Home emergency
  •   Pre-existing medical
  •   Flight disruption
We provide all our customers with Refundable Terms so if you are unable to attend your booking due to unforeseen circumstances outside of your control you may be entitled to a refund - please see our full set of Refundable Terms and Conditions here. To apply for a refund, please find the instructions on how to apply in the booking confirmation email you received after payment.
Upgrade your booking for extra 6% to receive a 100% refund if you cannot attend for one of the many reasons in our Terms & Conditions which you accept when you select Refundable Booking(s).

 

AQUABAYWedding Charters

  • From $1050 Per Hour
  • 35 Max Passengers
  • 35 Cocktail Style
  • 15 Casual Buffet
  • 8 Table Dining

 

AQUABAY Prices

Total cost =  Vessel Hire   +   Food   +  Beverages   +   Staff Fees  +   Optional Extras   +   Wharf fees

Includes Captain

VESSEL HIRE Minimum 3-4 hours Charter

April - October 
Minimum 3 Hours
$1050 per hour 

November - March
Minimum 4 Hours 
$1400 per hour

No BYO (Friday - Saturday only)


Overnight (6pm-9am) 
$12,000 (POA) 
Excludes November - January dates

24 hours Charter
$18,000 (POA) 
Time restrictions may apply, excludes Nov/Dec

Minimum Charter Fee
In November & December
Friday & Saturday 
$10,000

PUBLIC HOLIDAY
25% surcharge fees applied 
Based on total cruised spend

 

Wharf fees

Pick up and drop off wharf fees apply (Usually $100 total). Check your quote and contract for more info.

Preferred Wharves
Casino Wharf or King Street Wharf, Darling Harbour


Refundable Booking

Starting from November 25, 2021, we provide all our customers with Refundable Terms so if you are unable to attend your booking due to unforeseen circumstances outside of our control, you may be entitled to a refund - please see our full set of Refundable Terms and Conditions here. You may find all instructions on how to apply for a refund online via your booking confirmation email after payment.

Scenarios include: Positive PCR test | COVID-19 Infection, Isolation and family illness - see details, Illness, accident, injury, Public Transport failure to the booking, Private Vehicle Failure to the booking, Home Emergency, And many more..

Staff Fees

Wait Staff & Bar Staff 
$260 for up to 4 hours
1 x wait staff required per 10 guests
1 x bar staff required on all charters

CHEF FEES
$340 for onboard chef for up to 4 hours
PLEASE NOTE: – only applicable for buffet or BBQ menu

ADDITIONAL HOUR
Wait Staff & Bar Staff per hour $60
Chef per hour $85

$9.00 per item per person
Minimum $54
(minimum 6 selections)

Chef’s Selection of Mini Flans
A selection of Rice Paper Rolls with Sesame Dipping Sauce

Mini Bruschetta with Basil and Oregano on Ciabatta Bread

Petite Southern Highlands Beef Burger with Gruyere and Tomato Chutney

Roast Pumpkin and Baby Spinach, Parmesan and Parsley Arancini

Mini Angus Beef Stroganoff Pies with Duchess Potato

Chilli Fish Cake with crisp Lettuce and Lime Mayo

Chicken San Chow Bow

Indonesian Chicken Satay Skewers with Spicy Peanut and Coconut Sauce

 

$12.00 per item per person
Minimum $72
(minimum 6 selections)

Tiger Prawns with Herb and Lemon Aioli

Peking Duck Pancake with Shallots and Chilli Jam

Rock Oysters with Champagne Vinaigrette and Pearls of the Sea

Prawn Cocktail with Marie Rose Sauce

Smoked Salmon Terrine on toasted Ciabatta

Prawn and Chorizo Skewers

Petite Wagyu Fillet Steak sandwiches filled with Roquette, Brie Cheese and Caramelized Onion

Scallops seared with Ginger & Soy Dressing

Rosemary and Red Wine seared Lamb Cutlets with Mint and Yoghurt

 

$100 per person
CHEF REQUIRED

A selection of Boutique Rolls with Butter Portions

Roast Pumpkin, Bocconcini and Baby Spinach Arancini

Herb and Pepper and Lemon Encrusted Salmon Fillet Le Chef Tartare Sauce

Chardonnay and Thyme Poached Chicken Breast with Risoni, Oven Roasted Tomato and Baby Spinach

Fresh Pasta with Roasted Capsicum, Mushrooms and Semi-dried Tomatoes tossed in a light Tomato Pesto Dressing

Kajun Rump surrounded with our Home-style Tzatziki Sauce

Tiger Prawn Platter with Herb and Lemon Aioli

Wild Rocket and Parmesan with Rock Salt and Black pepper

Dill, Red onion and Caper Berry Potato Salad

Dessert
Fresh Seasonal Fruit Platter

Chefs selection of House Desserts

 

$125 per person
CHEF REQUIRED 

A selection of Boutique Rolls with Butter Portions

Roast Pumpkin, Bocconcini and Baby Spinach Arancini

Chargrilled Beef Fillet and Field Mushrooms served with a Green Peppercorn Jus

Chardonnay and Thyme Poached Chicken

Roasted Herb and Garlic Chat Potatoes

Sydney Rock Oysters with Champagne and Vinaigrette and Pearls of the Sea (2 per person)

Caprese Salad of Tomato, Bocconcini and Fresh Basil

Wild Rocket and Parmesan with Rock Salt and Black pepper

A selection of fine Australian Cheese’s served with Dried Fruit and Deli Style Crackers

Dessert
Fresh Seasonal Fruit Platter

Chefs selection of House Desserts

$145 Per Person
CHEF REQUIRED

A selection of Boutique Rolls with Butter Portions

Roast Pumpkin, Bocconcini and Baby Spinach Arancini

Chardonnay and Thyme Chicken

Rib Eye Fillet with Stuffed Field Mushrooms and Red Wine Jus with Roasted Chat Potato

Whole Baked Tasmanian Salmon topped with Baby Spinach, Dill and Capers

Mussels with Garlic and Chilli Butter

Balmain Bugs Grilled with Garlic Lemon Butter

Sydney Rock Oysters with Champagne and Vinaigrette and Pearls of the Sea. (3 per person)

Tiger Prawn Platter with Herb and Lemon Aioli

Dill, Red Onion and Caper Berry Potato Salad

Caprese Salad of Tomato, Bocconcini and Fresh Basil

Assorted Australian Cheeseboard with Lavosh and Dried Fruits

Dessert
Fresh Seasonal Fruit Platter

Chefs selection of House Desserts

$140 Per Person
Maximum 6 people 
CHEF REQUIRED

Canapes On Arrival (choice of three)

Peking duck pancake with shallots and chilli jam

Mini flans of baby eggplant, caramelized onion and goats cheese

Arancini filled with bocconcini, roast pumpkin and baby spinach

Assorted sushi with pickled ginger, wasabi and soy

Indonesian chicken satay skewers with spicy peanut and coconut sauce

Garlic prawn twisters

Poached Tasmanian salmon and baby spinach quiche topped with mozzarella cheese, sour cream and chives

Entrée (choice of one)
A trio of Seafood Plate: lobster with lemon garlic sauce, king prawns and scallops

Seared garlic king prawns in shallot and white wine sauce reduction on a creamy risotto

Moroccan lamb kebabs on a bed of couscous with minted yoghurt and crisp pita bread

Warm chorizo, halloumi, roasted kumara and chargrilled capsicum 
Embedded on a roquette salad accompanied with a side of tomato relish

Panko-crusted King Tiger Prawns with Malaysian coconut curry

Seared Cajun Yellow Fin Tuna with Mango and Paw Paw Salsa

Main Course (choice of one)
Chargrilled fillet of beef tenderloin in a classic red wine jus 
Served alongside a parcel of baby green beans, confit of tomato
Glazed noisette of potato and a classic béarnaise sauce

Crispy skinned Tasmanian salmon topped with fried baby capers served with roasted herbed baby chat potatoe
Steamed broccolini, sweet baby corn spears and a lemon and dill beaurre blanc

Roulade of chicken filled with pancetta and brie cheese 
Bedded on the roasted pumpkin with layers of baby spinach 
And pea risotto and chargrilled eggplant in a light bell pepper sauce

Pan-Fried Salmon and Leek Medallions with Salsa Verde

Steamed N.T Barramundi wrapped in banana leaf, lemongrass, ginger and chilli

Dessert (choice of one)
Vanilla bean cream brulee with blueberry compote
Baked white chocolate cheesecake served with mixed berry compote
Individual tiramisu topped with chocolate-coated strawberries
Chocolate ganache tart with cinnamon ice cream
Vanilla pannacotta layered with strawberries Romanoff and liqueur strawberries

Glazed individual fruit flans
Apple and rhubarb crumble served with vanilla bean ice cream

Table dessert tasting platters consisting of a variety of the featured desserts

Selection of House Made Dips
(minimum 3 selections)
$15 per person

Variety of Flatbreads 
Sticks 
Seasonal Vegetables

ANTIPASTO PLATTER
$20 per person

Selection of Cold Cured Meats
Marinated Vegetables and a selection of lightly Marinated
Olives served with Crisp Bread and Lavosh

FRESH COLD SEAFOOD PLATTER
$85 per person

(Seafood selection may change depending on the season)

Selection of Seafood fresh from the Sydney Fish Markets
King Prawns
Sydney Rock
Oysters
Smoked Salmon
Scallops
Bug Tails

Blue Swimmer Crab dressed in Parsley and Lemon and Garlic Butter 
Served with Toasted Sourdough, Seafood and Tartare Sauces

OYSTER BAR 
$25 per person

(6 oysters per person)
A selection of freshly shucked Sydney Rock and Pacific Oysters served with a selection of condiments and 
Lemon, Asian Shallot Vinaigrette or Spiced Tomato and Caper Salsa

OCEAN KING PRAWNS
$25 per person

(4 king prawns per person)
King Prawns served with fresh Lemon and Aioli with condiments

SELECTION OF FINE AUSTRALIAN CHEESES AND SEASONAL FRUITS
$20 per person

Served with Dried Fruit
Gourmet Grissini
Crackers and Walnut Bread

DESSERT TASTING PLATE
$18 per person

Chocolate Mousse Cup with Chantilly Cream
Vanilla Bean Crème Brulee
TiramisU
Sticky Date Pudding and Petite Cakes

 

Grazing Station Menu 
Antipasto @ Charcuterie
$55 Per Person

Cold Cure Cuts
Prosciutto De Parma
Sopressa
Bresaola
Pancetta and Grill Spanish Chorizo
Vegetables and Salad
Char-Grill Eggplant
Roast Capsicum
Grilled Field Mushroom
Confit Heirloom Tomato
Marinated Artichokes
Dolmades (rice wrapped in vine leaf)
Garlic infused black and green Olives
Grill Halloumi
Marinated Feta
Zucchini Frittata
Arancini with Pumpkin 
Semi Dried tomato

Caprese Salad of Plum Tomato Bocconcini Pesto Roasted Pine Nuts

Masculin Salad mix with Cranberry, Pecorino and white balsamic glaze

Roquette Jap Pumpkin Orecchiette with Goats Cheese, caramelized onion and soy toasted nuts

From the Ocean
Salmon Gravlax with Caper Berries and Crème Fraiche
Ceviche Scallops with Lime Chili and Coriander
Marinated Greek Octopus
King Prawn with Marie Rose Sauce

Cheeses and Fruits
Fine Australian and European hard and soft cheeses
Dried fruit
Quince Paste

Assorted Nuts
Seasonal Exotic Fruit Display
Artisan Bread Display
Grissini and Crackers

@ $18.00 per item per person 
(minimum 3 selections)
Thai Red Curry Chicken
Baby Bok Choy and Bean Sprouts with Jasmine Rice
Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli with Baby Eggplant
Olives tossed in Napolitana Sauce
Poached Ocean Trout with a Nicoise Salad in a Lettuce Leaf Cup
Hokkien Noodles with BBQ Pork

$25 Per Person
1 choice oF

Chicken Nuggets & Chips
Fish & Chips
Spaghetti Bolognese

Desserts 1 choice of
Ice cream
Chocolate cake

ON APPROVAL BY AQUABAY ONLY

BWS PACKAGE - $18 pp per Hour

WHITE WINE
Drovers Lane Sav Blanc & Select
Vineyards Sem Sav Blanc 
(Blue Sand Chardonnay on request)

RED WINE
Drovers Lane Cab Sav & Drovers Lane
Shiraz

SPARKLING
Forty-Four Brut Cuvee

SOFT DRINKS PACKAGE - $5 pp per Hour
Pepsi, Lemonade, Orange Juice
Soda Water & Tonic Water

OPEN BAR 1 - $25 pp per Hour
BWS + top-shelf spirits

TOP SHELF SPIRITS
Belvedere Vodka
Midori
Bacardi
Malibu
Bundaberg Dark Rum
Johnny Walker Black Label
Jonny Walker Red label
Chivas Regal
Prince Albert Gin
Jim Beam White
Jack Daniels

BYO Surcharge $20 pp 

November – January
No BYO Friday & Saturday nights 

Licensed Bar and Catering available
BYO Food and Beverages available



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All prices in $AUS. and include GST
Prices are subject to change without notice
50% deposit required to confirm booking
No stiletto heels to be worn on board

Features

  •   Catering Available
  •   Bring your own drinks available
  •   Bring your own food available
  •   This boat has a licenced bar
  •   Sound system on this boat allows you to bring your own music
  •   A microphone and PA system is available for use
  •   TV / DVD available
  •   You can get into/out of the water to swim from this boat
  •   Air conditioning available

Brand : Custom Built


• Alfresco dining for up to 10 passengers
• Sun bed
• 8 seat bow lounge
• Full size bar
• Premium sound system with iPod docking
• Pop up plasma TV
• Retractable sun awning
• Ice maker
• Wine cooler
• Jet tender
• Fully equipped galley
• Air conditioning
• Luxurious appointed accommodations and ensuites
• Seating on bow


Boat Suitability :

Private charters Sydney, corporate cruises, wedding charters

 

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Safety and Equipment
Is the boat safe and in good condition?
Yes, the vessel is currently in survey with the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA), which requires comprehensive safety equipment standards and regular safety checks. A safety briefing is given to the charter passengers before embarking and safety gear will be provided if required. All vessels in our fleet are selected for safety, comfort, quality and cleanliness. We are proud to keep them this way.

What is the maximum capacity of the boat?
Aquabay is surveyed to hold a maximum of 35 passengers, 1 skipper and crew dependent on your passenger numbers. Please note, an infant, regardless of age is considered a passenger.

Is the boat suitable for children?
Yes, Aquabay is suitable for children appropriate sized lifejackets lifejackets are available on request. Children must be under adult supervision at all times.

What toilet facilities are on board?
Aquabay is equipped with two modern, spacious marine toilets with easy access for charter.

Catered Food Options
Can we organise a meal on board?
Yes, we can recommend some excellent caterers for you where we can design the perfect menu to suit your budget and taste.

On Tour
Can we have music on board?
Yes, the vessel is equipped with a sound system where you can plug in a music compatible device like an iPhone. Please ensure your mp3 player is fully charged.

Where can we go during our charter?
Your skipper can take you most places within Sydney Harbour, providing it is within the surveyed boundaries. Should your guests wish to go to a specific location within Sydney Harbour please let us know at time of briefing.

Can we extend our charter time during the charter?
Yes, although this is subject to availability. Please note, the charter will be extended based on the decision of the captain on board and payment will be processed post charter by authorised bond.

Booking and Payment
Can we view the boat before we book our charter?
Yes, the vessel is located in Blackwattle Bay and viewings are possible most days. We recommend that you view the vessel so that you know exactly what the boat has to offer and whether it is suitable for your charter. Please call in advance to check availability and arrange a viewing.

How do I secure my booking?
A minimum 50% deposit is required to confirm booking, with the balance payable 14 days prior to commencement of the charter. Upon payment of your deposit, a Skippered Charter Contract will be emailed to you, confirming details relevant to your charter, which must be signed and returned. Payment can be made by MasterCard, Visa, EFTPOS, Electronic Funds Transfer or cash. Diners Card, Bankcard and Cheques are not accepted.

Is there any paperwork to complete before we go on our charter?
Yes, we require your signed contract and authorised bond form prior to your charter commencing.

Cancellation
If I cancel the charter, can I get a refund?
We do not offer refunds should you wish to cancel your charter. If boating conditions are unsafe, as determined by the management of Sydney Harbour Escapes, we will offer a six month voucher where you can reschedule your charter based on availability. Please see our General Booking Information on our website or contact a staff member on 02 9328 4748 for details.

Preparations and Arrival
What do you advise we bring along for our charter?
As conditions can vary on the water, it is suggested that you bring along a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, swimmers, and seasonal jumper or jacket. Please wear white-soled shoes or non-marking boating shoes. Strictly no black soled shoes or stiletto-heeled shoes, as this will damage the decking.

Does our party need to get there before the set time of the charter?
All your party should be at the designated pick up point at least 15 minutes prior to your charter time to allow loading of passengers and gear and to enable enough time for the skipper's safety briefing. Please note, our charter will start and finish at the times on your contract.

Can one of our guests be picked up late and dropped off early from another wharf?
Multiple pick up and drop off points are not recommended as this will shorten your charter time significantly. We suggest that guests wishing to join the charter late or leave early should arrange alternative transportation via water taxi at their own cost. Please ask one of the Sydney Harbour Escapes team members for a Water Taxi contact.


 

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